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About California Car Cover
Premium Car Care For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts.
Jim and Loraine DeFrank founded California Car Cover in the spring of 1989,
but their roots in classic cars started well before that. Jim, a life long
gearhead, grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and spent his youth at car shows and drag
strips. In 1965, Jim packed up his 1955 Chevy and along with his new wife, Loraine,
they moved to sunny Southern California in 1965.
Jim had various careers before opening California Car Cover. From working at 20th
Century Studios to operating a Snap-On Tools truck, Jim has always been a hands-on
type of person. After owning an auto parts store in Los Angeles and co-owning another
mail order auto accessory company, Jim and Loraine opened California Car Cover in
May of 1989.
California Car Cover opened in 1989 as an opportunity for Jim and Loraine to preserve
and promote their love of classic cars. What started as a small mail order shop in Van Nuys,
Ca has grown to become the ultimate source for premium car care products. The first California
Car Cover catalog was just 4 pages of custom fit car covers and accessories. Now, the
bi-monthly publication is over 70 pages and features everything for the auto enthusiast to
maintain his or her vehicle. Though the company has grown, the focus is still to provide
customers with the best custom fit car covers and accessories available.
Today, California Car Cover is still family owned and operated. Jim and Loraine, plus their
two sons, Jimmy and Tony, are involved in the business. The company is a strong supporter of
classic car shows and NHRA drag racing events around the country. Members of the California Car
Cover Crew can be spotted year round at the largest auto enthusiast events from coast to coast.
We also host a number of car shows at our facility to generate interest in classic cars and to
raise funds for local charities.
The company’s world headquarters is located in Chatsworth, Ca, just north of Los Angeles.